6 Internet hacks for students

Don’t be overwhelmed by the Internet, surf like an expert and use it to your advantage with these very useful hacks

There’s a million things we don’t know about the Net and some of them would make student life so much easier. If you’d like to know more, read on.

  1. Forgot your textbook at home? Just google the name of the textbook + “filetype:pdf” and you might find it online.
  2. 8tracks is a website where you can listen to ambient noise and natural sounds for maximum productivity.
  3. The Pomodoro Technique is a time-management method that helps you stick to a schedule. The idea is we should work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. Tomato Timer is a very useful online tool based on that method.
  4. In citethisforme.com you can create bibliography in less than a minute.
  5. Use Google Scholar to find published papers and get alerts on new papers in your field of study.
  6. When you need to buckle down, block distracting websites and apps. You can do this in Chrome with StayFocusd.

Hard work can also be smart work. Try these hacks and make the most of the Internet!

 

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